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Longleat

About

About
Longleat, nestled within 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds, is home to the UK’s original Safari Park, one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture, with an abundance of exciting attractions including Jungle Kingdom and Animal Adventure where you can get up-close and personal with truly amazing animals.

Safari Drive-through
Immerse yourself amongst Longleat’s incredible animals on a visit to the UK’s original Safari Park with six and a half miles of Drive-through experience, there’s plenty to look out for.

Start your safari at the African Village where you can get up-close to their graceful giraffe, take a walk amongst their adorable lemurs or seek out the fascinating wallabies before setting off on your exhilarating Drive-through expedition. Dare to face their cheeky monkeys in the Monkey Drive-through, survey the African Plains and look out for the mighty rhino and camel before entering the Big Cats where you’ll glimpse their powerful tigers, majestic lions and nimble cheetahs.

Animal Discovery
Jump on board the Jungle Cruise boat, where you’ll experience the thrill of their sea lions as they swim alongside you plus an unmissable opportunity to see their magnificent gorillas, meet their playful meerkats in Jungle Kingdom as they scamper around your feet and hand-feed their gorgeous lorikeets in Monkey Temple before exploring Penguin Island for an intimate encounter with these remarkable creatures.

Adventure Zone
Escape into a world of exploration and fun! Let the kids run riot in the incredible Adventure Castle, complete with rope bridges, zip wires, slides and a Medieval keep. Lose yourself in the famous Longleat Hedge Maze and join in the mayhem on their Rockin’ Rhino ride. Younger adventurers will love discovering their enchanting play area, Little Explorer’s Garden, with four fun-filled zones!

Longleat House and Grounds
You’ll be taken aback by the impressive Longleat House, where you can step back through over 450 years of history. Did you know it’s one of the finest Elizabethan stately homes in the country? The family still live in parts of the house, but 15 spectacular rooms are open for public viewing.

Take it all in at your own pace or join a guided tour through the Great Hall, Red Library, State Dining Room and Saloon. As you explore, be sure to seek out and admire the fantastic collection of artworks, paintings, tapestries and furniture that have been collected over generations.

Longleat Events
Longleat hosts many special events throughout the year, including the return of the Food Festival and the hot air balloon extravaganza, Sky Safari, which was the largest annual balloon event of 2017.

If you’re visiting over the festive period, you’ll be truly enchanted by the ever-popular Festival of Light. The grounds come alive with colour and light as a display of giant Chinese lanterns take up residence across the park.

Extras

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Coach drop-off point

Key Features

  • Families
  • Groups

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    5324
  • Very Good
    1699
  • Average
    484
  • Poor
    215
  • Terrible
    170

Recent Reviews:

  • pickle_1289
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    2nd Birthday!
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd July 2019
    Visited here last month for our sons 2nd birthday. We had a lovely day with loads to see and do. Attention levels were flagging when we got towards the end of the safari but he loved it. Food very... Read full review
  • Claire P
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great day even in the rain, want to go back
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd July 2019
    We went here before going home after staying at Centre Parcs. Haven't been here for a very long time and had a really great day. We used our clubcard points which massively helped with the entrance... Read full review
  • Katie2234
    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    One of the best safari parks !!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd July 2019
    We visited Longleat before setting off home after staying at centre parcs, I am so glad we did. It is one of the most beautiful zoo’s I have been too. We got to see all the animals on the safari and... Read full review
Longleat
Warminster
Wiltshire
BA12 7NW

Tel: +44 (0)1985 844 400

Opening Times

See website for opening times (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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